Safer Pathways for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women

Category Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

Status Closed

Selection Process Open

State/Territory National

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government invited organisations via an open process to apply to deliver services under the Families and Communities - National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children – National Initiatives – Safer Pathways for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women in regional locations and communities over 2017-18 and 2018-19.

In 2015 and 2016, the Australian Government conducted consultations with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women, business leaders, specialists from domestic violence and sexual assault services, academics and key stakeholders from a range of cultural backgrounds and communities about responding to violence against CALD women.

These consultations identified barriers to accessing support services that CALD women face, as well as innovative, practical and evidence based solutions that could address these barriers and improve access to family and domestic violence or sexual assault support services for CALD women.

The overarching aim of the Safer Pathways for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women grant is to help CALD women living in regional areas that are experiencing, or at risk of, family and domestic violence or sexual assault, to access the support that they need. These grants are intended to help address barriers for CALD women living in regional areas in accessing mainstream family and domestic violence or sexual assault services.

DSS is seeking applications from service providers to test innovative and collaborative methods of improving service pathways for CALD women living in regional areas that are experiencing, or at risk of, family and domestic violence or sexual assault. DSS is seeking a mix of projects across different regional locations and communities.  Projects may test new, or build on existing, approaches to improving service pathways for CALD women.

The Safer Pathways for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women grant is one of a suite of measures to provide support to CALD women and their children under the Third Action Plan.

Applicants are strongly advised to read the following consultation reports alongside the National Initiatives Guidelines Overview included with the Application pack, the National Plan and the Third Action Plan before submitting an Application Form:

Total funding of up to $1.5 million is available over the 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial years. Applications will be considered for time limited projects of up to $187,500 per project over this two year period. Applicants can apply for funding for up to two projects only.

More information

More information about the services under the National Initiatives – Safer Pathways for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women and their delivery, as well as requirements for applicants can be found in the following documents that form the Application Pack:

  • Program Guidelines
  • Funding Round Summary
  • Questions and Answers may be updated throughout the application open period where any question addressed raises new information. The question and answer period will close at 5:00pm AEST Thursday 18 May 2017 so that answers to questions can be published before the application closing date. No further questions, except for those relating to using and/or submitting the Application Form, will be answered from this date until the end of the selection process.
  • Demonstration Application Form
  • Comprehensive Grant Agreement General Grant Conditions

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Contacting the Community Grants Hub

If you would like assistance please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 and/or support@communitygrants.gov.au.

More information about the Community Grants Hub can be found at the Community Grants Hub website.

Please quote 2016-818 – Safer Pathways for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.

Application pack